You can now rent an electric vehicle (EV) in Phuket. Tourists can rent the Nissan Leaf from SIXT Thailand and drive around the island in the quiet and calm of a full EV car.
Phuket has entered a new era of sustainability by welcoming the island’s first ever rentable 100% electric vehicle (EV). Tourists can rent the Nissan Leaf from SIXT Thailand.
SIXT Thailand partnered with InterContinental Phuket Resort in Kamala on the project. SIXT have installed a series of EV charging stations compatible with all EVs at the InterContinental Phuket Resort resort. The six charging stations offer fast charging for anyone, not just hotel guests.
General Manager of InterContinental Phuket Resort Bjorn Courage says they are glad to be the first hotel on the island to support EVs.
“We are very happy to work together with SIXT Thailand to help preserve Phuket and protect our planet for future generations.”
Thailand’s government is also pushing the use, and manufacture, of EVs, having approved a budget of 3 billion baht to subsidise the price of EVs for Thai buyers at the start of the year. Free-to-use EV charging stations have also been installed in Bangkok’s Benjakitti Park. The BMA plans to install EV charging stations at ten more locations in the capital in the future.
There’s now an increasingly long list of companies who have already started selling – or have expressed an interest in either manufacturing or selling – EVs in Thailand, including Great Wall Motor, MG Camp, Benz, BMW, Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Foxconn and Neta.